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>>> seismic shock. an earthquake rocks maryland, shaking many people out of the sound sleep. hi, everybody. i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. wjz has more on this event. tim williams has more on the actual quake. but we begin with alex demetrick, who spoke with people who experienced it this morning. >> well, it was small, as earthquakes go. but it was still large enough to set a record in maryland and press some nerves on edge. >>> baltimore is a long way from earthquake country. but the city shook. >> the dog woke me up, wining -- whining and crying. and then the earthquake happened. shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. but then after it happened, she hopped right back up in bed and with the went back to sleep. >> reporter: a state seismograph picked up the quake. >> a small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes, it's something that's a little stronger than we've experienced in recent past. most of the earthquakes are running from a sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> centered between rockville, and lees
over maryland when a 3.6 earthquake rumbled over the state. >> i thought it was a truck that went by. >> i thought it was a freight train. >> that's surprising it was actually an earthquake. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: it's certainly unusual. seismographs caught itself size and duration. >> and the wiggles went on for some, one, two, about three minutes before it quieted down completely. >> very small earthquake. but as far as maryland goes it's something we've experienced in the recent past. most of the earthquakes are running the sort of magnitude 1 to 2 range. >> reporter: they placed the jail three miles deep. it showed up on the maryland science center field earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got an early warning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying and pacing around the bedroom. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. and i couldn't figure out what that was. i never experienced an earthquake before. >> the cause may affect the last ice age which the quake vanished. >> it was some 20,000 years ago. >> the crust is still kind of readjus
>>> breaking news from potomac, maryland. a faulty 96-inch water main at tuckerman lane and gainsboro road has forced wssc to impose mandatory water reductions -- restrictions. bruce leshan is in potomac with more information. what can you tell us? >> big hassle for the 1.8 million people who are served by the wssc, but the wssc is calling this is a huge success for new technology that they have been installing in the water pipes in the big water lines that run all over the two counties, montgomery and prince georges. you can see the folks behind us. those folks are checking now, just to try to figure out if they have the exact right location pin pointed. but what they heard last night was from this acoustic -- acoustic wire that is running through the pipes is seven pings, pop, pop, pop. and those pings are indications that the wire inside of the pipe, the concrete pipe through which the water travels, that the wires had broken. and once you start having that going on, there's a fear that the tube could actually break and then you could have a big problem like we had on
the maryland science center's global earthquake count. and in reports from pet owners. some of them got up early in the morning. >> a dog woke me up, whining and crying. then the earthquake happened. it shook the bed. i couldn't figure out what that was. i had never experienced that before. >> the cause may be the last. when the wake from the mile high eye icesheet vanished. >> even though it's some 20,000 years ago, the crust is still readjusting. so it's tweaking a little once in a while. >> reporter: those highest up would have felt it worst. but it was too early for work. checks were made for damage around the state. >> we've identified no serious structural damage. but we are doing a number of things. of course, we've checked in with calvert cliffs. and calvert cliffs appears to be fine. we are sending inspectors out to bridges, especially the most heavily traveled bridges. >> reporter: as for aftershocks, they'll be so small, maybe only dogs will feel them. >> reporter: in fact, only one aftershock may have just happened. maybe just a few minutes after the main quake. it went
on the driver at the scene. >>> the maryland victim of the terrorist attack in uganda is in a hospital where show was flown for treatment. mike hellgren has more. >> reporter: her uncle says having her patients by her side has greatly lifted emily's spirits. classmates of emily kersetter held a prayer of support for the 16-year-old yesterday who's undergoing another surgical red your -- procedure today as she recovers from severe injuries including her legs being shattered. she had been doing missionary work with imoff verred -- impoverished children in africa. at the church in delaware, family and friends held a memorial service for the only american killed in the same suicide blast. his brother -- >> his life ended too early but we look at the few years god gave him. we're humble he was used in such a way. >> reporter: the group called al shabaab is reportedly planning more attacks. more than 70 people were killed and dozens more were wounded including five other missionaries with emily kersetter's group. this was the group's first terror attack outside of somali. the fbi is helping with s
for maryland's new gop ticket. big crowds today in campaign stops throughout the state. alex demitris was there. >> reporter: it was meet, greet and get to know. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: as the campaign made a stop. formally introduced, cane is a prosecutor and mother. >> i need someone, a go to person. someone that can lead, who's been there. ladies and gentlemen the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland, kane. >> i think the pick of mary kane is a particularly good one. seems like around the country it's the year for women. >> mary, mary, mary,. >> thank you folks very much. >> reporter: a first generation american, kane's parents who immigrated stood by with tears in their eyes. >> my parents came here in the mid-1950s. they took a big risk in leaving their family to find a better future. i have learned firsthand, what it is to be an american. >> all right you guys, let's hear it. >> reporter: tomorrow ehrlick and kane will file their paper work to run in the election. >>> our media partner the sun reports the company is accused of double billing the government. the suit
travel, 4th of july weekend is in full swing as thousands of marylanders and the police are hitting the roads. >>> and it's looking like the heat will return just in time for the holiday. meteorologist tim williams has the details coming up in your first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this afternoon. an andrea fujii in for gigi barnett. >>> temperatures in the 60s. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >>> a little chilly, enjoy the chill. >> it's going away after the next day or so. today we'll be warming up a little more than yesterday. the nice thing is we're dealing with a dry heat, which is not something we typically get to say in this region. the humidity will build by the end of the weekend into next week we'll deal with humidity and heat as well. your forecasted to temperatures in the 60s area wide. we'll be touching the 70s quickly. we're going up to a high of close to 90 degrees, look for sunshine. a little more humidity than yesterday. dew points will be low. we'll talk about how h
iii of annapolis, a registered violent sex offender in maryland. and his involvement with four young teenagers girls. he had developed a relationship with one of the girls on myspace. on july 7, mace and arrange to pick up the girl and three of her friends in dundalk. police say he then drove the girl's back to this home in the 1500 block of st. margaret's road in annapolis were you dropped off three of the girls and took the fourth, a 13-year- old, arrau -- out to get some food. police say he had sex with the girl in his car and then at the home when they got back. one of girls got scared and texted her parents. >> she subsequently began text messaging a family member. that family member immediately contacted baltimore county police. >> friday, 11 news went to the home which is not mason's residents to find out more. police say to acquaintances of his were there at the time but were not arrested. >> my name is lowell melser work with wbal-tv in baltimore. i just want to know if you could comment -- >> no answers there. we receive the same treatment at another residence. >> we unders
. still 83 at andrews. 81 down in southern maryland and 81 andrews. -- excuse me, national with upper 60s in the shenandoah rally and 70 in martinsburg and cumberland and the heat index in the low to mid-80s in spots. another blistering day. heat index 105. the heat advisory up to 11:00. code orange air quality and upper 90s by lunchtime. topping off around 101, 102 again. here's angie with the latest traffic. >>> take a look. it is nice and quiet across the viewing area. this is just how we like it. happy wednesday, everybody. move it outside and show you the outer loop from 95 to 270. looking at a clear drive. as we teenage you to route 4, route 5 and 301, we want you to know there are no incidents or accidents to report on those roadways and the beltway in virginia, we want you to know between the wilson bridge and the american legion we are finding drivers are nothing but at speed. no incidents or accidents along the way. if you are traveling on 95 northbound, looks like we are delay free from dumfries up to the springfield interchange. andrea, back to you. >>> if you are seeing us th
, maryland." i'm jamie costello. >> i'm peggen pringle and it is friday. there was a cooldown yesterday. you were talking about yesterday, now this, i can deal with. i thought, i can't. >> i don't remember that. [ laughter ] >>> meteorologist, justin berk here. >> was i talking weather? >> yes. >> high 90s definitely that string of hot weather will start to taper off. we'll do so more so over the next couple of days. one thing you will notice is we are starting to talk about some rain and we desperately need rain as drought conditions and building all that heat. no storms will do that for new july. a coastal storm movessenland, makes it more humid today and developing showers and thunderstorms becoming more widespread over the next couple of days. one thing i want to point out to you right now, maryland's most powerful doppler radar. we have noticed showers in northern and sections of carroll county. we have a band pushing around the bay near aberdeen. it's possible we could have sprinkles around the bay this morning. really, the storms we expect to develop will be this afternoon and becomi
. the forecast is minutes away. >>> breaking news out of oxon hill, maryland. the inner loop of the beltway is closed because of a deadly accident these are live pictures of the back up near st. barnabas road. at this point, no word on when the inner loop will open, but we will keep you posted. >>> coming up, a local doctor is missing. it might have something to do with what a patient said he did behind closed doors. >> a woman is suing a major airline, trying to force them to return $20. >> new fears the cap over the gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. gulf oil well may not hold. >> next, extra friends. >>> if you are on facebook, you are not alone. >> as of today, you may have 500 million new friends. half a billion? >> it is half the people. -- is lot of people. one in 14 is using facebook right now. how much time we're spending on it is daunting. >> probably half an hour. >> some people wake up to it, and it is the last thing they do before going to bed. as of today, more than five under million people are around the world are using facebook to keep in touch with friends
back out to leonardtown maryland to check in with tony and allison. good morning. >> good morning to you. thank you very much. once again this morning we are in leonardtown, maryland, in st. mary's county. we are kindly joined this morning by the mayor, she's been mayor for years, jay norris. and everybody calls you chip. and we've all been saying it's a charming town and with some of the nicest people we've ever met. >> that's nice to say. i know that. i grew up here and my wife group up here. >> we were talking about how picturesque here. it wasn't always like that. this town went through a valley before it got back to up to the peak we are today. homeless tents where we sit some years ago. >> unfortunately that's true. the town was established in 1708 and it's hard for people to imagine in today's world but it was established because it was the center of the county, it was established for the courts and also established because it's a deepwater port. but it has been around for 250 years. and things changed the town, one was the pax river and the orange thing, and i think the bi
severe storms rip through maryland, the damage you're wakkng up to today. >>> protection or pornography. a mother whose child went through an airport full body scanner speaks out. >>> and they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's rulings that have put the futurr of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday, july 26th. i'm patrice harris. a hot weekend. will we get more of the hot temmeratures for the workweek..3 meteorologist teve fertig is here to fill us in. we had hot temperatures and thunderstorms. i tried to hide in yesterday with the air-conditioning and i went out right when the storm started. i got caughh. 1 degrees for the the 5th time in the no which is an all time monthly record, too. hoo and humid with a chance of thunderstorms that were moving through, more than a chance, obviously did. today we have really little chance of seeing anything other than hot conditions but not as hot and lower hhmidity, not seeing any rain out there that has moved out of here to the south and east. 77 degrees in baltimore is we're looking at the fro
>>> hot as an oven. maryland is baking in a heat wave. how bad will it get and how long will it last. >> i'm kai jackson and mary is off. it's a summer scorcher, it's not just uncomfortable, the temperatures are dangerous. and in centennial park, people made sure they had drinks in hand. outside, it's a hot day with clouds in addition to the heat, the air is dangerous because of smog. we're live with the first warning weather coverage and bernadette woods bern and bob turk are updating the souring numbers. >> by the way, five months ago today was the first of the big blizzards, by the way. we'll look at the temperatures. the last report at 99 degrees at dwi -- bwi and the dew point is 62 and 81 at ocean city and 87 and the heat index is still around 101 degrees. 92 at ocean city and 95 at oakland. it's about miserable everywhere accept on the water. and bernadette woods is joining us from, i guess a rather warm out back with a look at the heat. >>> well, it definitely is hot outside. as anyone knows. i want to show you tomorrow, temperatures a degree or two highier and
's what people are talking about. >> the heat wave in maryland continues. and coupled with that humidity, it is downright hot out there today. wjz found many people drinking water to stay hydrated, even some people used an umbrella to stave off the beating sun. there we are. a live look outside right now, a heat advisory remains in effect. wjz has first warning weather coverage. mike hellgren has more on how the heat is affecting us. let's start with bob turk in the first warning weather center with the latest numbers. >> let's take a look. for the first time in sometime, we have a few showers and thundershowers that have popped up in a few lucky places. there you see them moving from northeast to southwest. the one, the closest i can find, between gettysburg and northwest of thurmont. another little batch south of d.c. not going to affect the maryland area. one other cell, pretty good cell near lancaster. may move into you folks in the area. hopefully we'll get some of this activity in the maryland area to give us a bit of relief. we still have an advisory in effect for this area in bal
degrees. frederick, maryland, 72 degrees off to the east. oweship city, maryland is at 78 degrees at this hour. we do have some mist out there. -- ocean city, maryland is at 78 degrees at this hour. we'll see some clouds build in later on today and those clouds could bring with them a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms in the latter part of the day. our typical high would be 89 degrees. we will again top that, 93 is what we're looking for downtown. more sunshine in the early part of date than in the latter part of state and a chance of some thunderstorm activity here and there during the course of the afternoon. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. more coming up in just a little bit. >> thank you. >>> let's check in with lauren once again with our traffic. >> we've got a new accident reported as you travel southbound on 95 in virginia. let's head out there. 95 south at lorton, it is right on the exit ramp. you are actually able to get by on the ramp. you can see here we do have police on both sides. you are able to get by in the center of the ramp. not
young that can be affected. the hot tops have already turned deadly for six people so far in maryland. doctors statewide are renewing their warning to avoid hyperthey were ya also known as heat exhaustion. some of the symptoms include not only sweating but dizziness and muscle cramps. a code red heat alerts that already been declared in baltimore city and will run through wednesday. >>> most people have returned safely to their homes after a trip to the inner harbor last night for the 4th of july fireworks show. hundreds of police officers were there working overtime to help things run smoothly. and wjz and gentleman fuji live at the -- andrea fuji live at the inner harbor. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there were huge crowds here last night. as of right now there are no major incidents to report. that is due in part to careful planning by the baltimore city police department who were prepared for the worst. along with the fireworks celebration in downtown baltimore, police closely patrolled for trouble. >> these are bad guys with guns. >> reporter: an estimated 1
. >>> and a maryland state trooper is arrested on child pornography charges. the trooper had more than 3000 images in his possession. investigators are concerned he may have exploited victims on the internet and texts. anyone with information, call the unit. tucker is out on $50,000 bail. >>> a man hunt is underway in harford county for the person who shot two people over the weekend and killing one of them. and sick is in the news room -- and vick is in the news room with more. >> reporter: this student was in the parking lot of bel air when she was shot. a short distance away, the police found a 25-year-old man's body. she may have been struck by a stray bullet. she snuck out of the house to go to a party. >>> and bel air has had only two murders in the last 27 years. >>> right now, the search is on for a man who vanished after swimming in a local reservoir. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: crews have been out here since 9:00 this morning and the search is tricky because of the conditions of the water. early monday morn, multiple teams continued the efforts to locate the body of the young man
into western maryland right now. a live look over the capital shows a lot of sunshine. patty afternoon clouds. 76 in arlington, 93 for the high temperature. scattered late-day thunderstorms this afternoon. >>> connecticut avenue is closed between the blunt part metro, 24 st., karen lofton and daughter -- kalorama. there is police activity on connecticut avenue near the bridge that is over the rock creek parkway. things are running very nicely between fedex field and the ikea. back to you. >> thank you. >>> it will be a busy day for lawmakers on capitol hill. the first order of business is a bill to restore unemployment benefits to 2.5 million americans. >> and the democrats will soon have the votes needed to pass the $34 billion bill, is not popular with republicans concerned about the big national debt increasing. now to pamela brown for the latest. >> debate over the senate stalemate is expected to end today. until now, democrats have tried three times to overcome the republican filibuster. the replacement of the late senator robert byrd is expected to be sworn in. that could be the game ch
maryland. yeardley love -- the information should be released in the case. the 22-year-old lacrosse player was found dead in her apartment in may. fellow student and former student george huguely is charged with her murder. >>> today's the third day for the murder hotline and calls are pouring in. 21 women called saying they were raped and sexually assaulted and more than half of the people want their cases reopened. >>> nine of the 11 accused russian spies appear before judges and one has confessed. one of the men admits he worked for russia's intelligence service. >>> a judge denied bail for two so far. investigators don't think any of them stole state secrets. >>> the oil spill reached a new record. a live look underwater at the source of the largest oil spill in the gulf of mexico's history. more than 140.6-gallons of oil spilled into the gulf, breaking the previous record of 140 millions of gallons. that was from 1979 to 1980. the exact number is important. bp will be fined for each and every gallon. >>> and the u.s. labor department report is not good new. here's the preview. >> repo
marylanders back to work. >> reporter: mary kane is seen as strong in business circles and since 2006, she's worked for the chamber of commerce and she's never held an elected office. >> she has a significant role in making government efficient. people will look at the degree to which she helped the government to be more efficient. >> i just think it's interesting that he chose facebook as the primary medium. four years ago, i would be surprised if he knew about it. >> it's a technique to attract attention to the campaign. >> reporter: like ehrlich, kane is a proponent of smaller government. >> given the closeness of the election, women are going to be an important voting block. >> reporter: he'll be at a charter school withkane today. >> she's married to former chairman johnkane, facing a lawsuit for fraudulent belong a federal contract, but he says it's an administrative error. >> >> a man gets a surprise while talking on his cell phone. he was hit in the face while he's talking on the cell phone. it was embarrassing for him and maybe he'll pay more attention to the game. believe it or n
's office comes to a head on maryland's eastern shore. governor martin o'malley and its republican challenger, robert eric -- robert ehrlich, tried to win over the annual clam bake at somerset county. adam may is there. he reports from chrisfield. >> reporter: thousands here today. and loads of politicians putting aside the bickering. >> reporter: the crab and clam bake is a lot more than just great food. >> what does it mean to the people who come here. >> it's a big deal. it frankly, should be a state holiday. because everybody is down here. >> crabs or clams? >> i'm looking for crabs. >> reporter: governor o'malley finds himself among mobs of eastern shore supporters. >> coming here to the annual seafood festival is one of the rights of summer. it's great. to be able to be here with the lieutenant governor and so many friends. and we're excited about this campaign. >> reporter: one of the interesting things about this event is how the crowd kind of breaks into groups of caucuses. up here, another republican challenger for governor. and back here, the front runner in the race, bo
will continue to climb. >>> another round of scorching high temperatures has maryland baking. >> very hot. very -- it can make you tired. you don't want to go outside. >> i just feel like, i could just collapse, it's so hot out here. >> reporter: uncomfortable and deadly for three more marylanders who recently died from heat-related illnesses. a total of 16 so far this year. most of the victims had underlying medical conditions. but health authorities say no one is immune. >> pay attention to it. the types of conditions to look out for are extreme sweating, nausea. headache. cramping. these are the things that if you're feeling those, respond to them right away. >> not only is it potentially dangerous. the heat is also expensive to deal with. bge says even if you never touch your thermostat in the next few days, your next bill will likely be higher. >> if it's 95 degrees outside, your air conditioning unit is going to work harder to maintain that 78 or 80-degree temperature than it would if it were only 85 degrees outside. >>> with so much usage, power outages are widespread. air conditioning i
recreation center. that is 3310 gates december head manor way in silver spring, maryland near the briggs chaney road and route 29. the 311 call center has been activated and is available for nonemergency calls. the number is 311 if you are in montgomery county. outside of the county the number is 240-777-0311. jessica, back to you. >> thank you, kristin. >>> sky 9 is currently over a damaged apartment on cherry hill road. we are bringing you photos of that. you can see some of the road has been sheered off the complex. this is cherry hill road in college park. of course more damage from the storm we have been talking about a all morning. the live sky 9 pictures dramatic, giving us a sense of what we have been looking out throughout the area with the intense damage we have been seeing. trees down and in this case it was most likely wind damage that ripped the roof off of the complex. we will bring you more as we learn more about the situation. >>> the victim and a mother were in a minivan when a large tree toppled on them on sunday. rescue crews cut off the top of the vehicle to reach the
>>> now on fox 45 morning news. >> i have found that artner, thaa maryland partnee to help uú turn annapolis arounn. >>> turning to faaebook. theebig announcement bob ehrlicú made on the social networking site. >> last hug, mom and dad, last hug.3 >> every day people become midshipmmn. we are live at the naval academy induction day as their transformation takes lace. hurricane alex. >>> good morning. it's thursday, july 1st. i'm patrice harris..3 let's get a check of our forecaat as we begin this first day of a new month, meteorologist steve fertig is here. >> wwll, the nnw month starts -ff where the old month ended. of course the old month had a lot of hot and humid days. >> yysterday was not one of ú%em. >> yesterday was not one of them. we finished with tempeeatures in the 80s and low humidity. >> if tte rest f july could stay thaa way, you would be on the top of everybody's best friend list. >> if ii would, but it won't. enjoy today and tomorrow because things are goinn to go back to weather or the holiday weekend. today should be a beauty. 60 in salisbury and 57 in as you
a thorough investigation. >> the problems here illustrate the danger in maryland. two recent deaths has been linked to the heat, and that is bringing the deaths for this summer related to the heat up to eight. >>> four shipmen are being treated today after enduring the heat on a training course. >> we had to go and get water breaks every 10 minutes. >> the good news is all of the residents are safe. and no one received any injuries from the heat. >>> jessica, back to you. >> thank you, andrea. >>> rescuers are trying to rescue a puppy that has been trapped in the sewer for five days. last night, they lured the mother down hoping that would help, but it was unsuccessful >>> deliberations continue today in the koontz murder trial. there were several questions to the judge asking if there was a preplanned trip to florida before she killed her husband. >>> yeardley love and her picture has been mourned acrossed america. strangers were touched by her murder in may. >> it hit me hard, the senselessness, the aspects that overwhelm people. >> the lacrosse player has been charged with murder. an auto
: the maryland state police chopper used heat accept sensors but found nothing. at one point, rescuers lost sight of the cash as it lodged under a bridge and was covered with brush. i just got off the phone with the baltimore city fire department and their public information officer tells me that the recovery operation will not continue in the morning. and just a few minutes ago, they pulled the car out of the water and they were able to tell that there were no tags in this car. so now baltimore city police are getting involved to run the vin on this car to figure out this mystery of how and why it was in the water. reporting live from southwest baltimore, kelly mcpherson, eyewitness news. >> what a mystery. kelly, thank you very much. >>> as you saw storms pounded our region tonight and the severe weather included several tornado warnings. here's a few from sky high chopper 13 from earlier tonight. and a large wall of threatening rain and clouds. from here, we turn to bob turk. >> earlier tornado warnings over portions of hartford county, luckily even though there were some funnel clouds reporte
. >> but it's pumping, a heavy flow of patients into maryland emergency rooms. >> we've clearly seen a significant increase. >> where doctors treat many levels of sickness. >> we realize we should start with heat exposure and then into heat exhaustion then heat stroke. >> reporter: there's been 800 visits to the emergency room for heat exhaustion. the secretary of health says most of those victims were seniors who had an underlying illness. but one under the age of 65 found inside a car with no air- conditioning. >> the temperature inside that automobile well in excess of 100 degrees, it is literally an oven. >> reporter: an oven that taria evans avoids. >> if it's too hot we keep them in doors, this is dangerous heat. you can't breathe. >> shoveling, sweep, stone and gravel, and the heat was unbearable. i mean just doing that manual labor and, i was sweating bullets. >> reporter: pg & e is sending crews out to six outages using pool power to beat the heat. >> they're in a position to responds to power outages even faster than they other wise be. >> reporter: because baking in the ho
or governor in maryland. former governor and republican candidate bob ehrlich announces his running mate. >> i have found that maryland -artnerrto help us turn maryland around. thaa partner is mary kane. >> ehrlich made that announcement late last night on phasebook. megan joins us with more n his pick. >> eporter: good morning, patrice. %-kane. taking a look at mary mary kane is ehrlich's former %-she is also tte former republican chairman wife, but this morning sse is waking up as an official candidate for lieutenant governor. ehrlich made the announcement on facebook. hh posted a you tube video that he made with his running mate llsten as mary speaks for thee3 first time. >> thank you, bob, i'm looking looking forward to working with you in the state house again nd -hanging maryland for the better. >> reporterr the two candidates will be all over our region maaing appeerances in baltimore county, and charlesú county. governor o'malley and lieuttnan3 governor brown. ggorge owings has dropped out of the race. megan gilliland, fox 45 early ú%ition..3 >>> you can get the latest on3 the g
is a racketeering enterprise, operating here in maryland throughout the state. >>> new charges, filed against more than a dozen members of the bgf gang. >>> i'm jessica kartalija in baltimore city. that story next on wjz. >>> optimism for the bay's oysters. new findings about the bay's health. >>> and record-setting heat. 105 degrees today. wham about tomorrow? don't miss the updated first warning forecast. ,,,,,,,,,, if i were a customer, i'd like nonstop travel because it's quicker. because it's convenient. it's just the best way to go. keeps the cost down. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop out of bwi airport. it means more time doing the things i want to do. it's easy. it's hassle-free. there's no headaches. [ male announcer ] fly southwest airlines nonstop to milwaukee for just $69 one-way. i like nonstop travel because... you don't got any more stuff. [ laughter ] [ ding ] >>> just hours ago. federal racketeering charges. a gang known for committing crimes throughout maryland. jessica kartalija reports, a corrections officer is also charged with helping the gang sneak contraba
you to maryland. 270 southbound, volume is building around germantown road. overall okay to the split. wrapping up with the maps, route 4, 301, route 5, branch avenue, everything is in the clear out here. >>> at the top of the hour we bring you the latest on our deadly summer storm. the cleanup will take a while. pepco is getting help in utility crews from out of town. they are working around the clock to get electricity restored. at last check, 147,000 people without power this morning. the areas most affected rockville, gaithersburg and aspen hill. people in the seven springs apartment complex in college park are out of their homes. the storm damaged the roof on one building and residents tell us the management company isn't helping out. >> at last check 200 traffic lights in montgomery couldn't remain dark. crews are trying to restore those. crews from out of he region are heading in to help the power get back on fast. montgomery county fairgrounds is the staging area for those crews. how is it looking? >> pretty quiet but it will pick up shortly. right now we have 3550 power crews
>>> thousands of maryland kerrs are hitting the rod, and new campaign aims to make sure they all make it home in one piece. >>> desperate plea a virginia man is recovering from a boating accident in the chesapeake bay last march. now they are asking for help finding the people responsible. >>> and on this independence day, meet one artist who is paying tribute to the soldiers who are protecting our freedom. >>> will the weather cooperate this holiday? it looks like it so far. tim williams has the answer in the first warning weather forecast. >> reporter: i'm live at fort mexico -- mchenry. details are ahead. eye witness news is seconds away. it's complete coverage, it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> good morning, and welcome to eye witness news on on the 4th of july. >> temperatures are comfort in about the 70-degree range. >> good morning. >> it's going to be a nice day, if you like summer-like temperatures. a little warmer than yesterday, and now our heat really starts to build over the next few days. the heat wave is underway. looking at a bit of sunshine, blue skies. we're
and hot with an oven-like breeze. wjz has complete coverage. weijia jiang has more with more maryland heat-related deaths. but first, bob turk. >> we've had so many days like this in summer. it's beginning to sound like a broken record. 97, bwi marshall. that so far is the highest i've seen today. 86 in oakland. dew point, 69. remember, yesterday at this hour, it was only 61. and that combination gives you a heat index of 103 here in hagerstown. 100 in ocean city. high, high temperatures and heat index. we have advisories almost everywhere. excessive heat watch and excessive heat warnings. into the evening hours. for a large, large area of maryland and southern p.a. and southern virginia as well. >>> our first warning weather coverage continues, with weijia jiang, she's live in windsor mill with more on the tollthe weather is taking on maryland. >>> it is nothing short of miserable out here. and officials warn because it only going to get worse, it is only going to get more risky to spend more time outside. >> marylanders struggle to keep cool. >> i felt like i could just collapse out here
are dealing with record-breaking heat. and it is blanketing maryland. emergency personnel and power companies are ready to respond to any problems on charles street in towson, you can see the heat shimmering in the air, above these construction workers. and outside right now, it is downright stifling, to use a term from denise koch. it is like the breath of the devil. [ laughter ] i love that line. what more can you say to that? wjz is live with first warning weather. mike hellgren with more on how everyone is trying to stay cool. but first, bob turk with new record -- a new record high set just today. bob? >> justice came -- just came in about two seconds ago. our computer hadn't even had a chance to update it. just one second ago, bwi marshall, just got to 105. 105 degrees at the airport. many places at least 100. ocean city, only 88. oakland, a cool 84. and the heat index. however, the dew point, we did drop today. the heat index, this is as of a few minutes ago, was 104. essentially. there's really no heat index with the humidity as low as it is. but easton is up to 106. ocean city feels
-related deaths in maryland. one victim died this week in baltimore city. the other died in june. both were elderly and had underlying medical conditions. they were found in homes without air conditioning. that brings the total of heat- related deaths this year to 10. >>> meanwhile, the summer's hot temperatures are bringing big trouble across the state. about two-thirds of maryland are in an agricultural drought declaration. they are described as moderate drought to abnormally dry. let's look live outside right now. and looking at the big flags on federal hill. and you can see the drivers outside today. and i don't know about rain. let's go to the weather center now. bob turk is tracking live doppler radar. bob? >> we have showers around. not anything in the baltimore region. east of us, and west of us, right now, we're kind of caught in between. but looks like things will be improving tonight and tomorrow. a few showers over the eastern shore. a little down around the salisbury. not a whole lot. but the bulk of the activity going on out west. region. that's where the bulk of our rain woul
. >> on 95 in maryland, i 70, 270, nothing at the wilson bridge. in virginia there's a crash from alexandria headed to springfield. on the inner loop at the exit for van dorn street, be careful even eisenhower avenue. traffic is able to get through. be prepared for that. traffic across the american legion bridge moving nicely. traffic away from us on the right is out of bethesda. headlights on the right are from tysons. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> thanalmost 2 million people around here locally left out to dry because of an emergency water main fix in montgomery county. >> expected to last several days. pamela brown is live in potomac. >> the crews are hard at work. they will be working on this pipe in potomac for the next three days at least. more than 2 million customers will have to make sacrifices until then. they're asking them to cut back on water by one-third. that means no outside water usage, including topping of swimming pools, watering lawns, and washing cars. you are asked to limit showers, washing dishes, and clothing. they say the sacrifices are worth it to avoid another
and gentlemen, the next lieutenant governor of the state of maryland, mary kane. >> reporter: she's also a montgomery native, a critical battleground for governor o'malley. >> it's always sort of a wash. i think this year will take the governorship. seems like around the country, it's the year of women. >> reporter: kane's parents who immigrated from ireland stood by with tears in their eyes. >> my parents took a big risks coming here to find new opportunities. i have learned firsthand what is possible inmark. so, governors, thank you very much for including me in this journey. now, let's get to work. >> all right. you guys, let's hear it! >> reporter: tomorrow ehrlich and kane will file the paperwork for their candidacy. >> while it was old style cam passenger today, ehrlich made the announcement on his facebook page. >>> relief in south texas after alex dumped lots of rain. residents -- on south padre island are trying to salvage the weekend. >> reporter: the first atlantic hurricane of the season brushed south texas as it made landfall as a category two. in monterey it washed away car
for thousands of customers and killing one woman. >> a strong freak storm swept through maryland in a hurry sun afternoon leaving damage and killing one woman in prince georges county. >> i was told that the tree fell down as the claw was coming through. >> two women were inside the minivan. some of the washington d.c. suburbs got hit the hardest. >> it kind of blew in from nowhere and winds were swirling. i didn't see any funnel clouds. >> the storm knocked out power to 88 88,000 customers taking out power poles. >> it was pretty scary. >> the winds started snapping trees as bob ran for cover. >> i could see the trees coming down. and then small stuff was blowing down that way. but these were coming down one after another, i thought it would be more structural damage >> the strong chimney kept a tree from crashing the house, other fallen trees did plenty of damage in a brief storm that will leave some with lasting memories >> i am feeling so lucky. trying not to look at the dent in the car that is that far from where i was sitting. some are still out in prince georges county. the coast guard
. around the eastern shore it's in the mid-70s mountains of of western maryland, mid-60s this morning. over the past 12 hours, we had the showers passing mainly to the south of washington and those are pulling away. there are still a few lingering showers in northeastern maryland moving to the east. we have another disturbance approaching us later today that may bring us late afternoon and early evening thunderstorms. before that it should be partly cloudy with highs reaching the mid-90s today. remaining steamy tonight and tomorrow. during the day on wednesday, morning lows mid-70s afternoons again into the mid to low 90s. then lower humidity ought move am briefly. highs in the mid-90s both days. >> it's looking pretty good as we get going here. along the 95 corridor, right now fredericksburg all the way up to the beltway and 395, should find all lanes open. let's head to the american legion bridge. authorities are dealing with an accident on the outer loop. single car accident. somebody smacked into the jersey wall. fire and rescue crews are on the scene. volume is so light it's not creati
has been a very popular place. it's just closing for the day. there's been six deaths in maryland so far this year. much of maryland is under a code red alert. it's not stopping some from enjoying their day off outside. >> i'm the guy that says ice cold, ice cold, and i keep nice ice cold drinks for them. >> reporter: the numbers are matching deaths all of last year and the summer has just begun. >> this weather is not to be messed around with, everyone , even if you're young and healthy. >> reporter: is it hot out? >> yes. >> reporter: the wind feels like a heat wave in your face. >> general over all fatigue, some people get nauseated, some people get dizzy. >> reporter: it's important to drink about a quart of water every half hour if you are out exercising. >> i think the heat is great, i love it. >> reporter: perhaps the best work out today is in the pool. >> sticky, muggy, you don't want to come outside in weather like this. but if you can and cool off some where, why not do it at a pool. >> reporter: and a lot of people did that today, one of the biggest dangers is heat stroke
of this storm system spiraling out of this system. up in northeast maryland now. we'll take you closer, rising sun down toward conowingo. and then move over toward white hawk. and over near monkton, down near butler. head over to the panhandle of west virginia, over near martinsburg and hagerstown. and you see really what is the last bit of rain that is moving on through the region. we'll talk about how much we got. and we'll give you totals around the region in just the last 24 hours. in your complete updated first warning forecast coming up here shortly. >>> stay with wjz for first warning weather coverage. for instant updates and a live look at radar, log onto wjz.com. >>> an ellicott city girl, severely injured in a terrorist bombing in uganda is on the road to recovery. she just underwent major surgery on her leg in south africa. wjz has the story. mike hellgren has more in catonsville, where emily kerstetter and family just wrapped up a prayer vigil for her. >> for the first time, they spoke publicly about the attack on his knees. it appears doctors were able to save both of her legs. th
: as the temperatures blazed again across maryland, another nursing home, liberty heights, health and rehab center in baltimore, had to be evacuated because of air conditioning problems, after the state health department made a surprise visit. >> we ultimately call the all of the assisted livings, to see if anyone else was in trouble. we were particularly concern about liberty highlights because we were notified that they had, in fact, had elevated temperatures. >> we were investigating the possible need for assistance for patients through the heat conditions. >> reporter: health officials were on heightened alert. >> difficulty breathing. >> reporter: after a patient's 911 call revealed air conditioning problems at another facility yesterday. raven wood in west baltimore. 150 people were moved elsewhere, including eric frost, who is settling in at genesis in homewood today. >> it was hot. it was hot. >> it is important to act quickly. these are the state's most vulnerable citizens. they have the greatest healthcare needs. >> none of the patients at either facility were injured. but maryland did
: the sun beat down hard on maryland, during the worst of this heat wave so far. and the pollutants and the hazy air made it unhealthy. several hundred bge customers were without power statewide. one outage temporarily closed the hamilton branch of the enoch pratt free library. but with the flip of that switch, power was back on where bge crews spent the morning working. >> thank you so much. >> in timonium, the baker family's air conditioning went out. but they were able to get it back on. >> it was a little uncomfortable. more for my husband than for me. i'm kind of used to the heat. >> we have been very busy. in the last several weeks, we have been working a lot of overtime. >> reporter: from the harbor to harford county. to north avenue in the city, the heat wave is on, along with the danger. six people have already died this year of heat-related causes. >> it is a slippery slope there from being dehydrated to having heat exhaustion to having heat stroke. and it's important to be ahead of that curve. >> reporter: amtrak has rescue loc motives every 30 to 50 miles along the north
. vic? >> that it will, bob. >>> tonight, most of maryland is in the early stages of the drought. first warning weather coverage continues now with mike schuh, and more on how the dry conditions are affecting farmers around the state. >> reporter: farmer the across maryland are concerned that their crops are going to turn as brown as this hillside. they need rain. and they need it now. >> reporter: this is the sound of survival. lucky to have irrigation to tide him through this drought. he's throwing water on his crops to get enough moisture to keep them alive. >> i can't salvage everything. but we'll do what we can. >> reporter: moving all of this water is expensive. by the time he fuels the farm's tank, if the clouds don't drop rain, he'll see them again next week. >> when you start to make your own rain and not what the good lord gives us every day, you see him a lot. >> reporter: the expense bill is worth it, if he doesn't lose the crops on his 700 acres. >> watermelons are called water- melons for a reason. they need a lot of water. i'm nursing what i have. >> reporter: for 500 gal
>>> battling the heat. >> maryland suffers through another 100-degree day. is there relief in sight? >> i'm kai jackson. and i'm mary but bal a. here's what people are talk -- bubala. here's what people are talking about. >> this record-breaking heat has people doing anything to keep cool. baltimore has opened up cooling centers. downtown, joggers braved the outdoors at fells point this morning, while others cooled down with a frozen treat. outside now, temperatures are in the triple digits. that's a new record for today. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and meteorologist bernadette woods have the update. >> the record previous to this afternoon was 99. we blew that out just after lunchtime. take a look at the warnings around the region. still for tonight. until late tonight, we still have the excessive heat warnings. and red flag warnings also for fire danger and heat advisory for most all areas, until late tonight. warm temperatures, 101. just coming in at 1 vanish 1 -- 101. 101 in elkton. 101 in washington. make it a little higher. 86 in ocean city. and a
high temperatures has maryland baking. >> red hot. very -- it can make you tired. you don't want to go outside. >> i just feel like i could just collapse. it's so hot out here. >> reporter: uncomfortable. and deadly for three more marylanders who recently died from heat-related illnesses. a total of 16 so far this year. most had underlying medical conditions. since july 1st, there have been more than 800 hospital visits across the state, linked to heat or dehydration. >> pay attention. the types of conditions to look out for are extreme sweating, nausea headache, cramping. these are the kinds of things that if you're feeling those, respond to them right away. >> reporter: not only is it potentially dangerous. the heat is also expensive to deal with. bge says even if you never touch your thermostat in the next few days, your next bill will likely be higher. >>> if it's 95 degrees outside, your air conditioning unit is going to work harder to maintain that 78 or 80-degree temperature than it would if it were only 85 outside. >>> with so many using power, air conditioning is not part of b
also been an arrest in the murder of a prominent maryland artist. she was found stabbed to death in a tease alley on monday. she had gone missing from her rockville studio just three days earlier. police used surveillance video to track down 35-year-old raymond williams of kensington. he confessed to killing her but authorities don't know why. he is charged with premeditated murder. >>> a final house vote is expected later today on extending unemployment benefits to two and a half million americans who have been out of work for six months or longer. that bill passed in the senate after a month-long battle between democrats and republicans over how to finance it. >>> the wall street reform and consumer protection act is now the law of this country. a victorious president obama signed that bill into law yesterday. democrats have been trying to get that bill through congress for two years. the president says that new law contains common sense changes including a council of regular lawsuitors to overseawall street's complex financial transactions and the creation of a watchdog consum
to safety. >>> a maryland woman is among the storm's victims. one minute michelle humanick was driving through college park. the next this beloved mother and wife was dead, killed instantly when a tree land on her van crushing her. both parker shows us her life and her death. >> reporter: just look at a picture of michelle humanick, and you get a sense of how happy she was. those lucky enough to have known her can tell you much more. >> we talk about our kids, and -- and that's what i remember about her, is how kind she was, and how generous, and how active she was in her community. >> reporter: it was in that community college park where humanick died yesterday, when the storm roared through a tree fell on her van. >> i was very shocked, along with the rest of our neighborhood, to find out what happened. because it's very senseless. and very tragic. but i hope that everyone comes together and lets her children and her husband know how much, you know, how much we respected and valued her, and you know, and family was the center of her life. >> reporter: neighbors shirley and la reel mo
that happened last month. >>> there's a new poll out on the governor's race in maryland. it says the race is very tight. here's the numbers from gonzalez research -- >>> police are investigating a disturbing hate crime that happened in our area. vandals targeted a synagogue and two local homes with anti- semitic graffiti. vandals targeted the synagogue in olney and two nearby homes last night. an army of 200 volunteers had already scrubbed the swastikas and other graffiti off the walls, but the bad feelings remain. when i got here it was horrible. >> they have installed a security camera on the building and neighbors say other synagogues have reached out and offered support. police will looking for suspects. >>> the northern virginia man accused of trying to join a somali terror group remains in jail this afternoon a federal judge rejected bond yesterday for zachary chesser. prosecutors say that he offered to work for the fbi if he would be allowed to go to africa. 20-year-old chesser is a graduate of oakton high school in virginia. >>> it is the end of an era for legendary pizza place. t
in maryland. he hasn't been named but investigators say he did kill karen and carries say lofton then later dell loris and ebony dewitt. he is the suspect in dozens of burglaries, robberies and home invasions. >>> the search is on for the gunman that shot and killed a fairfax man in california. it happened in oakland outside of a dental office a. dental hygienist was helping jing hong kang with directions when he was robbed and shot to death. instead of celebrating his interview, his family is preparing to bury him. >> whatever you ask, he will give. i don't understand why they just shot him. >> oakland police say they have surveillance tape of two people of interest in the murder, a man and a woman. they are offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the killers. >>> the storm force is keeping their eyes to the skies. another night of rough weather including a tornado warning an hour ago. looks good over the d.c. metro area but let's get the latest from sarah palin who has a broader view of things. >> it has been isolated to be sure. the tornado warning, we did not get reports of
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